Director of Enforcement
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is the UK regulator of work-based pension schemes. We are responsible for protecting workplace pensions in the UK, working with employers and those running pensions to help people save safely for their retirement. In particular we are empowered by the UK government to regulate defined benefit occupational and defined contribution work-based pension schemes, the governance of public sector pension schemes along with the employer compliance regime for auto-enrolment.
We have an excellent office location in the heart of Brighton and have a diverse, lively and professional growing workforce.
About the role
We are recruiting for the new post of Director of Enforcement within our senior management team. The Director of Enforcement will lead an effective and flexible Enforcement function that investigates and delivers appropriate enforcement action on the most high profile and complex cases we deal with.
You will deliver robust and high-quality enforcement work, including investigations, the issue of proceedings and settlement negotiations as well as taking strategic decisions on particularly contentious or novel casework. You will personally lead on high profile cases as well as review progress on the regulatory approach of your team on a quarterly basis, refining the enforcement strategy if required. You will help represent TPR externally, with a wide range of stakeholders including trustees, the Government, enforcement agencies and other interested parties in the pensions sector.
Other key responsibilities for the post include:
- Representing Enforcement at Strategy Gateway meetings, ensuring that decisions made are suitable and achievable
- Co-Chairing the Enforcement Tactical Co-ordination Group; setting the operational plan for Enforcement for the year ahead and associated KPIs in agreement with your management team
- Contributing to the delivery of TPR’s overall strategy and its approach to regulation
- Deputising for the Executive Director of Frontline Regulation as appropriate
For this critically important role, we need someone with a good balance of both advanced technical and inter-personal skills.
You will have extensive experience of operating in a regulatory litigation or enforcement environment; understanding regulatory tools and risk mitigation strategies. You will be an experienced decision maker and possess knowledge of commercial or regulatory law and public law principles. You will also have substantial experience in managing senior stakeholders as well as a successful track record of leading change across multiple teams.
Aside from this professional skill set we also need someone who will be a role model as a leader and embody our values of being committed to good outcomes for workplace savers, bold and impartial in our decision making and united as one team. As a leader in TPR we also expect you to promote collaboration, encourage feedback and have complete integrity and impartiality.
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